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On right turns

Have you ever wondered how it came about that in most places a right turn on a red light is now the law of the land? Here's how it happened. 

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President Obama goes on offense in State of the Union

An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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California lawmakers seek to restore social services funds

Many Democratic state legislators are eager to restore the massive funding cuts suffered by human services programs in recent years.

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High and low points of Connecticut’s history with Cuba

The Dec. 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba was a day we thought we might never see.

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New tasks for the Cuba solidarity movement

Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."

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AFGE says military overspending led to unpaid furloughs

"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."

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Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.

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U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.

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Breaking news: Obama freeing remaining three of Cuba 5

The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a  new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.

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